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Kidnapped Girl Found After 18 Years

By August 27, 2009

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For years, she smiled from her FBI missing child poster, one of those children that had been missing so long no one expected her to ever be found alive. But Jaycee Lee Dugard turned up today at a California police station 18 years after she disappeared from a school bus stop in 1991.

Dugard was 11 years old when she was kidnapped on June 10, 1991 in South Lake Tahoe.

Authorities said Dugard has been held in captivity for the past 18 years, by a convicted sex offender who kept her in his backyard compound sheltered in tents, sheds and outbuildings in Antioch, California.

Police have arrested Phillip Garrido, 58, who they say kept Dugard as a virtual slave and fathered two children by her. The children are ages 11 and 15.

Kidnapping, Rape Charges Filed

Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido, 54, were charged with conspiracy and kidnapping. Garrido has also been charged with rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and sexual penetration.

Garrido is on parole from a Nevada state prison on a conviction of rape by force or fear. He was paroled in 1999.

Dugard's ordeal began to come to an end after California parole officials received a report that Garrido was seen with two young children. They called him in for questioning.

Parole Officer Interviews Garrido

"The diligent questioning and follow-up by the parolee's agent of record led to Garrido revealing his kidnapping of the adult female," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement. "It was further revealed by Garrido that she was Jaycee Lee Dugard, and that the children were his."

Garrido brought Dugard and the two children to the parole meeting. He admitted kidnapping after meeting with his parole officer.

Dugard and her children were kept isolated behind Garrido's home.

"None of the children have ever been to school, they've never been to a doctor," El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said. "They were kept in complete isolation in this compound, if you will. There was electricity from electrical cords, rudimentary outhouse, rudimentary shower, as if you were camping."

Reunited With Mother

Authorities said Dugard appeared to be in good health when she arrived at a San Francisco Bay area police station Thursday where she was reunited with her mother, who was "overjoyed" to find her daughter alive.

Also welcoming the news was Dugard's stepfather, Carl Probyn, the last person to see her before she disappeared and a longtime suspect in the case.

"It broke my marriage up. I've gone through hell, I mean I'm a suspect up until yesterday," Probyn told The Associated Press at his home in Orange, California.

"I have a million questions."

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Police: Sex Offender, Wife Arrested in 1991 Kidnap

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August 28, 2009 at 12:31 am
(1) riffle says:

The AP reports that Garrido was paroled in Nevada in 1999, which didn’t make sense to me when i read it above.

I found what must be his record with the Nevada Dept of Corrections, and according to that he was paroled in 1988 (I believe 1988: it’s the last parole hearing date).


Phillip C Garrido

That would make more sense if he abducted the girl in 1991.

The name and date of birth on that Nevada record match those on his California sex offender page, which is here:

Cali record

he also was a pretty kooky religious nut, with a blog about his ability to do mind control with help from God — or something like that.

Garrido’s blog

What a horrific story for the abducted girl and her children.

August 28, 2009 at 1:50 am
(2) Dave says:

I haven’t seen this Google aerial view of his backyard compound anywhere, yet. I’m sure it will be all over the news Friday. Check his address out on Google maps. Blue-tarped outbuildings everywhere.
1554 WALNUT AVE ,Antioch,CA 94509

August 28, 2009 at 1:56 pm

A AM SO ANGRY at this man I could just KILL him with my own bare hands for what he has done!!!!!! I am so happy for that Step father after all these years in hell being the suspect that I could kiss him.

August 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm
(4) treasure says:

Life must have been pure HELL for the girl and the stepfather.
From every bad situation we should have a good one and from now onward I just hope that the children can come to grips with what a normal life is like and get some enjoyment.
For the girl and the stepfather my heart goes out to you as very thing comes with time and my question is “where do you start from this point”?

August 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm
(5) clav says:

A very amazing story. It is in some ways, similar

to the “Perfect Victim” case, only much worse

because of the girl’s young age.

August 29, 2009 at 1:57 am
(6) zulkifil sarfraz says:

such crimes are cause of concern for every human being.unfortunately we have last moral and religious values and became materilistic. now our leaders of respective countries should move forward and decide for futre as the crime rate in countries like USA are very high it is because the political leadership USA has focused all its attention towards wars and anti muslim policies. let us decide to move forward and work for the betterment of the mankind irrespective of race,religion,region,culture differences with collective efforts and make this glob a better place to live with love for all and give equal rights to every human being and work together for for the poverty alivaition which is main source of every sort of crime.

August 29, 2009 at 7:53 pm
(7) kristi says:

She is very lucky to be
alive most of missing children usually turn out to be murder, death, and all that.. I am amzaing after all 18 yrs she is still alive! But all those years she suffering is not what she deserves.. But at least she is back with her family again… amazing!

September 2, 2009 at 11:53 am
(8) TOMCAT says:

God Bless Jaycee, her children, her parents. I wonder if her step-father and mom get back together after all of this???? I hope they all can live happy after all this!!!

September 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(9) AngryMom says:

Hard to believe all the opportunities our esteemed judicial and law enforcement systems had to rescue this young woman and keep this kind of crud out of society. This type of slip-shod “investigation” is precisely why there are OVER 13 MILLION raped and murdered children — NATIONWIDE — every year, and exactly why the state of Oklahoma, the Biblebelt (with her pants way down these days) is now fourth in the nation for crimes against women and children. Anyone know the top 3 winners? Those of us who are survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse would like to know BEFORE we move there, before we inadvertently place our children in harm’s way.

Bleeding heart liberals and their voracious concern over the rights and abuse of VICTIMIZERS vs those of VICTIMS is another unholy reason crimes of the above nature are out of control in this country and precisely why other countries are sending their child rapist crud here instead of dealing with them theirselves — and that includes our allies from Saudi Arabia, who claim to have the immediate death penalty (televised, I might add) for child predators. They sure didn’t have a problem publicly beheading a Saudi princess for alledged adultry a decade ago, and they sure as thunder didn’t have a problem being involved in every act of terrorism ever lodged against Americans and the U.S. everywhere on the planet, and that is documented fact.

If our children and grandchildren are ever going to be safe in this country, we have to pull our heads out of the sand, pull lawMAKERS heads of their butts and their porn computers, and demand an automatic death penalty for these pieces of puke who are proud of themselves for violating our children. These bastards do NOT have “mental” problems and need to not be treated as such. They CAN NOT be rehabilitated. To “rehab” someone, they have to first want to change and child predators not only LOVE WHAT THEY DO TO OUR CHILDREN, BUT THEY LOVE BEING IN YOUR FACE WITH IT!!!

God help us all come Judgment Day!!

September 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

You just said it all Angrymom and may I say quite well…… Could not have said it better!!!!!!!!!

September 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(11) sharyl says:

Right on angry mom. They need the DEATH PENALTY for people like these.

September 22, 2009 at 7:10 am
(12) lilmom says:

I agree those bastards should be put to death. They should not be let out of prison.

February 15, 2010 at 4:15 am
(13) Hellen says:

I am so in agreement about contacting the law makers on the death penalty for these child predators, this is an understatement as to the word, lets get it together, lets put this together right now, right now. No talk, lets do this. Whoever is down with accomplishing this, lets go do it!!!! I am not one for words, lets take action, like the million man march, lets go for the billion women and children march, never ending, until we have a law. We are the lawmakers, we decide what we want, we are the voices, we tell them what to do, what is going on, we vote them into office, we take them out, who is down for this, let me know.

February 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm
(14) Kristy says:

I watched her story last night on TLC, and it makes me angry to find out that this man has done this to other young women & got let out of prison from writing a simple letter? People like this man? Should NEVER be let out of prison they should suffer not just be put to death but SUFFER, for what they’ve done to innocent children… It’s so sad.. I have kids of my own & I would die if something like this happend!!! I hope he never ever ever gets out again and suffer and rots where he is now!

April 24, 2010 at 5:03 am
(15) Caramel says:

…honestly i would have killed myself …with any way possible …like ..what is her life going to be or is now? ..its just sick ! BASTARD!!and he is not the only one!

June 2, 2010 at 3:36 pm
(16) Pat says:

Thank God the girl was strong enough not to kill herself. Only the STRONG survive. I don’t understand why these sick _ucks don’t get the Death Penalty. There is NO REHABILITATION for them. Unless they can have a brain transplant. It’s people like him that remind us how near the end is.

October 30, 2010 at 10:27 am
(17) abeera says:

that dog kept the little girl for 18 years and raped her and made her pregnant 2 times which is on the record!! so just giving him the death penalty is like a peace of cake for him in comparison to what he has done with that girl her parents
this bastard abductor should be punished for 18 years also to live in an isolated place without any basic necessities to suffer like hell.. and have the same pain…

January 10, 2013 at 7:50 am
(18) Vexxa LeVeaux says:

If you look at the composite of Garrido’s car that Jaycee’s Stepdad helped create from what he saw the day of her abduction, it’s identical to the car that was sitting in Garrido’s driveway when Jaycee was found. It is the same car, it’s a dead-ringer, it’s uncanny! If they had simply looked for the car, ever in all those years……. I mean, what gives?

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